Severe Thunderstorms Blow Through Southeast Pennsylvania

Strong winds and rain swept through portions of southeastern Pennsylvania on Friday, July 1, as the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasted “strong to severe” thunderstorms in the area.

This footage was posted to Twitter by Kevin Fitzsimmons, who said it was filmed in Reading on Friday. “Some of the wildest rain I can remember,” Fitzsimmons said on the Twitter post.

The NWS warned of winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail in Reading, while further storms were expected to move into the Philadelphia metro area later in the day. Credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons via Storyful

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